"Until the voiceless in the womb are granted the same right to life as those of us privileged to see
the light of day, we will walk in the darkness of these terrible violations of human dignity. If we will not recognize the dignity of the most vulnerable among us, violence in society will continue and recognition of the dignity of every human person will never be realized. A society that allows the destruction of its own children in the womb can in no way call itself 'civilized'. Human dignity. God alone bestows it. We are called to simply respect it."
~Archbishop Sample, Jan 24-Feb 6 issue of the Sentinel
Imagine yourself pausing in front of a design of great beauty. Your soul quiets and is filled with wonder and awe.
If art, created by man, can evoke such a response within us, how much more is the same wonder, reverence and respect due to each person we encounter, who was handcrafted by the very God who spoke the world into being?
Now think of an artist stepping back from a great work of art and admiring his or her creation.
When God created each of us, He did so with precision and purpose, and He looks on each of us with love that cannot be outdone in intensity or tenderness.
Moreover, the Lord invites us to behold ourselves and each other with the same wonder and awe.
No matter how the world might view us or others, let us treat each person as the masterpiece that he or she is.
~Taken from the usccb.org website
“Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” ~Pope Francis’ Day for Life Greeting